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Evolutionary Biology Bioscene 3 Evolution Kills: A Web Resource for

Summary: Evolutionary Biology Bioscene 3
Evolution Kills: A Web Resource for
Instructors of Evolutionary Biology
Joanna R. Vondrasek, Janis Antonovics and Douglas R. Taylor
Department of Biology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
email: jv8n@virginia.edu
Abstract: We have developed a laboratory course that demonstrates how evolution can be taught
as a participatory, investigative science at the undergraduate college or advanced secondary high
school level. The course emphasizes the applied importance of evolution to areas such as
medicine and agriculture. Because many instructors face budgetary or other constraints, we have
developed labs that can be run with minimal resources and a wide range of possible materials. To
provide access to these materials, we have created a website aimed at instructors of evolutionary
biology (http://www.evolutionkills.org OR http://www.faculty.virginia.edu/evolutionlabs).
Included on the website are detailed descriptions of the course materials, a database of other
articles describing laboratory and field exercises in evolution, and links to other sources of
information pertinent to the teaching of evolution. We believe that this website provides a much
needed resource for instructors of evolution and encourages inquiry-based learning approaches to
the study of evolutionary biology at the undergraduate level.


Source: Antonovics, Janis - Department of Biology, University of Virginia


Collections: Biology and Medicine